How to Heal Your Dog with CBD Hemp Oil
Did you know that your dog’s body has endocannabinoid system in the brain? If you understand how this system operates, you will know how the drug operates and what happens in the system when your dog takes both CBD and THC. You can find the 5 Reasons to Use Hemp Oil article here.
There are three pillars governing the Endocannabinoid system:
- Cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) found on the cell’s surface.
- Endocannabinoid molecules which activate (CB1 and CB2) receptors.
- Metabolic enzymes which break down the endocannabinoid after they have been used.
These three pillars are important because they bring balance (or homeostasis) in the body. The main reason why the brain has an endocannabinoid system is to suppress or limit the immune system’s inflammatory signals.
Here’s what professor Prakash Nagarkatsi, Vice President for Research at the University of South Carolina had to say in regard to the earlier statement:
” Most of our research demonstrates that Endocannabinoid are produced upon activation of immune cells and may help regulate the immune system, response by acting as anti-inflammatory agents. Thus, intervention that manipulate the metabolism or production of Endocannabinoid may serve as novel treatment molecule against a wide range of influence.”
Let me explain in simple English:
Let’s say your dog has a bacterial infection. The first thing to happen is, the immune cells to detect the bacteria, then release pro-inflammatory molecules. When the condition worse or uncontrolled inflammation, Endocannabinoid is released to fight these bacteria in the body. For that reason, Endocannabinoid regulates the inflammation and make it easier for pro-inflammatory molecules to destroy the tissues.
Your pet’s body has its own system that behaves the way like Cannabis. THC, a component of cannabis elicits a chemical response when it combines with CB1 receptors. This is the reason why people feel high after taking weed.
If your dog takes excess THC in your system, it will experience hallucinations. On the other hand, CBD, causes chemical changes but it doesn’t combine with any receptors.
Up to this point, there’s one question that you are asking yourself:
If the body produces its own CBD, or (if the body has Endocannabinoid system, why take additional CBD from hemp), is this not risky?
Let’s face it.
Your pet’s body is not perfect, sometimes it may experience Endocannabinoid deficiency (or CECD). In other words, when the body does not generate enough CECD, this causes a lot of auto-immune disorders and several conditions like:
- Joint Issues
- Neuropathic disorder
- Tumors and cancers
- Blood disorder
How To Buy The Right CBD From Manufacturer
With the legalization of CBD (see our CBD Oil for Dog resource) in most states and other parts of the World, caution is needed because they are lots of companies hawking the wrong product.
Before you buy any CBD from a reputable retailer or manufacture, they are two things you need to pay attention:
- Certificate Of Analysis (COA)
- Extraction Method
These two things determine if you are getting a shitty substance or a high-quality CBD. Let’s look at each in details:
Certificate Of Analysis (COA)
Every company manufacturing CBD has a Certificate Of Analysis. You should be able to see it on their website or on the label of the product.
Certificate of Analysis should have the following things:
- Cannabinoid profile: This should tell you how much cannabidiol is present.
- Terpenes profile:
- Heavy metal
- Residual solvent test
The lab tests should match what you see on the label. If the product you are buying has 0.3% THC, right off the bat, you are buying CBD from Hemp plant.
Marijuana CBD has high concentration of THC and that’s why it banned in some states.
Believe it or not, the method in which CBD is extracted plays a role if you are getting a wrong or a quality product.
They are many ways of extracting CBD and we will start with the cleanest method. How do you know if a company is extracting CBD the right way, always look at the RESIDUAL SOLVENT TEST. You’ll see on the label.
This is by far the cleanest way to extract CBD from Marijuana. It doesn’t leave any impurities neither does it weaken its effectiveness.
CO2 extraction is expensive and that’s why most companies shy away from using it.
If done WELL, lots of volume can be extracted using ethanol. Ethanol is solvent that mixes with water, which means a reduction the quality of CBD.
Butane is the least clean because it leaves behind some residues, making the CBD impure.
CBD has definitely helped our anxious dog. I hope it can help your best friends as well.